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  1. Ahh, is that what it is? Yeah. A lot of these people... I just don't care. The last half of A Storm of Swords was so damn good that I was expecting this to blow me away, but I'm a little under half done so there's time.

    I don't expect that I'll like this less than I liked A Clash of Kings, though.

  2. From GRRM's blog:
    Winter Is Coming... to HBO

    * Apr. 21st, 2009 at 11:38 PM

    ireland
    At last it can be told.

    The news has finally been made public, so I'm finally free to whoop and holler and share the great news -- the HBO pilot of A GAME OF THRONES will start filming in October, in Northern Ireland. The announcement was made in Belfast. Here you go:

    http://www.northernireland.gov.uk/ne...bo-to-film.htm

    Yes, I'm thrilled. Ireland should be a great place to film. And the facility we'll be using, the Paint Hall, is amazing as well:

    http://www.northernirelandscreen.co.uk/page.asp?id=211

    Before it was a film studio, the Paint Hall was part of Belfast's famous Harland & Wolff Shipyards, where the TITANIC and many other ships were constructed. The facility is pretty titanic as well. Of course, all of us connected with A GAME OF THRONES are hoping we'll fare somewhat better on our own maiden voyage.

    Yes, Parris and I will be going over to Ireland this fall to see at least part of the filming. Not for the whole shoot, alas, I don't have time for that... but we have to be there for at least part of it. Maybe we'll see some of you in a Belfast pub.

    There's lots of other exciting news on the pilot as well, but nothing I can share. Sorry, lips are sealed. You'll have to wait for Mr. Benioff and Mr. Weiss... and HBO.

    * Mood: excited

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  3. Maybe he could get the old pen out on the way to Belfast and finish the fucking series.

  4. He is too busy licensing/whoring out Westoros.


  5. Quote Originally Posted by Gohron View Post
    I like doing stuff with animals and kids

  6. I'm glad that this is actually going somewhere, because the next book sure isn't!

  7. don't even taunt GRRM here, he'll hear you and delay it for another year.
    look here, upon a sig graveyard.

  8. This was a book? Now that I think about, I recall reading a few books. But it seems.so.long.ago.

  9. Most awesome news in weeks, from the horse's mouth:
    A Casting We Will Go
    Jul. 19th, 2009 at 10:38 PM

    Well, Reuters has the story out already, so there's no longer any reason for me to keep mum. Yes, the rumors you've been seeing all over the web the last few days are true. Another huge piece has fallen into place for the HBO pilot of A GAME OF THRONES -- we have signed Sean Bean to play the part of Lord Eddard Stark.

    For the movie fans out there, Sean Bean needs no introduction. I mean, what the hell, he was Boromir and he was Sharpe, he was terrific in both roles, and in a hundred other parts besides. I can't imagine a better Ned. The deal took some doing, so my fingers have been crossed for a month now (and boy, that made it hard to type), but now it's done, and I'm thrilled.



    That's only part of the exciting news, however. Casting has been proceeding apace these past six weeks or so -- in New York and LA, London and Dublin, most recently in Australia. David and Dan and director Tom McCarthy have been looking all over the world for the right actors, and now they've filled some key roles as well.

    For King Robert I Baratheon, we've got Mark Addy, a veteran British actor of stage and screen that many of you may remember from his fine turn in A KNIGHT'S TALE.



    The roles of Joffrey Baratheon, the crown prince, and Viserys Targaryen, the beggar king, have also been filled... by Jack Gleeson and Harry Lloyd, respectively. Sorry, I haven't been able to find pictures of them on the internet yet, though I'm sure they are out there somewhere. I've seen readings by both Gleeson and Lloyd, and both should be terrific.

    And last, but certainly not least, the role of the bastard Jon Snow will be played by a young actor named Kit Harington. You probably haven't heard of him yet... but you will, we're confident. David and Dan can't say enough about his talent and intensity.



    Of course, there's a lot more roles still to fill, including some very crucial ones like the Lannister twins, the Stark children, and Daenerys Targaryen, so the search will continue for awhile. But we've begun, and so far I couldn't be happier. October is right around the corner.
    Couldn't be happier about Boromir as Ned. Also, there's a rumor going around that they're going to announce Gillian Anderson for Catelyn at SDCC.

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  10. So far, so good! Man, they better not find a way to fuck this up.

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